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  • Work underway on multi-million pound development in Warwick

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  • BLOG: The Big Society is thriving in Coventry

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  • Prestigious property award for Fordham House

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  • Work underway on multi-million pound development in Warwick

    Work is underway on 30,000 sq ft of new business, production and warehousing units in Warwick.

    AC Lloyd has appointed Deeley Construction to complete the £6 million development which will see 15 new units created off Plato Close in Tachbrook Park.

    Completion is expected in December 2019 and over half of the units have already been sold – with planning permission secured from Warwick District Council earlier this year.

    The units are available for purchase or rent and cater for a wide range of industries including hi-tech, engineering and storage. It could attract 80 new jobs to the region.

    AC Lloyd, which is also based at Tachbrook Park, has owned the 132-acre site since the 1980s.

    The development and investment company has previously worked with Deeley Construction on a similar successful project, a £9 million development at Kites Park in Princes Risborough.

    Mark Edwards, managing director at AC Lloyd Commercial, said: “We are delighted to be working with a local company again in Deeley Construction to deliver this much-needed commercial development in Warwick.

    “Work is starting on-site in difficult times but despite those wider economic circumstances, there is still a clear demand for units such as this in the region.

    “Over half of the space had already been sold before we began construction and we have had significant interest in the remaining units.

    “It is the next stage in the expansion of Tachbrook Park as more and more businesses are attracted to a hugely successful development.”

    Martin Gallagher, managing director at Deeley Construction, added: “Our team has now set up on-site and work is underway on these important new units to address the need for more commercial space in the area.

    “Creating business space such as this can only provide a boost to the local economy.

    “We have had a great relationship with AC Lloyd for many years and we look forward to working closely with them again at Tachbrook Park throughout this development.”

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  • BLOG: The Big Society is thriving in Coventry

    Almost 10 years ago David Cameron launched his concept of the Big Society which was designed to  “to generate, develop and showcase new ideas to help people to come together in their neighbourhoods to do good things”.

    Like many new ideas it was, of course, not original but looked to build on a tradition of communities helping each other out. It came in for a degree of derision and did not stand the test of time as a packaged policy initiative.

    We have recently been involved in the refurbishment of the offices of the Coventry & District Samaritans – and to me it has summed up just what Cameron and his advisors were trying to capture.

    The Samaritans is operated entirely by volunteers and at the centre they take 33,000 calls a year across 365 days, 24 hours a day.

    When they came to see me back in February 2017 they were well underway with fund raising to improve their base in Earlsdon which, to be frank, was not a suitable environment for the work they were undertaking and the services they were offering.

    We agreed to help and now two years later they have moved back in to a bright, modern, and wholly suitable base.

    Deeley Construction has been involved, but the response from the business community has been superb. More than 10 companies have given their time at cost or for free and all of them were happy to help because they recognised not only the importance of the work the Samaritans does, but also the unbelievable commitment of those who work on their behalf often dealing with testing and distressing matters.

    In an age with loneliness, anxiety and mental issues are making the headlines every day, their work has never been more important.

    None of the companies involved were in it for the publicity or the glory, more that they have a sense of responsibility to their community and they realise the importance of that in a properly-functioning society in which every member matters.

    So, several years after the government allowed their Big Society to wither on the vine in wake of the criticism it received, the concept is alive and well, and thriving in Coventry and, I believe, right across the UK.

    Please bear that in mind when you see a Samaritans volunteer out on the street raising money.

    The companies which worked on the scheme include architects IDP, Umberslade, Claddagh Electrical, CDE Contractors, Naughton Interiors, D B Heating & Plumbing, Nationwide Windows, Midlands Flooring, Cladding Components, Midlands Floor Screeding and G&M Carpentry

    Peter Deeley, Managing Director

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  • Prestigious property award for Fordham House

    Orbit’s Fordham House in Stratford-Upon-Avon has won the Residential Property of the Year at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) awards, West Midlands.

    Situated on the corner of Birmingham Road and Clopton Road, Fordham House comprises of 82 high-quality private rented apartments, with a focused letting strategy to support local workers key to the Stratford economy.

    Adam Cooper, Commercial Director at Orbit, said:  “We are delighted to receive this award, Fordham House is a great example of how creating much needed centrally located homes, for people working in local businesses, can help regenerate town centres.

    “We are very proud to have won this award, fighting off strong competition from prestigious central Birmingham residential developments,  and we hope that Stratford is proud to have an award-winning project in the town.”

    Each home is designed with minimum maintenance requirements and the latest in cutting edge technology. Fordham House sits on a centrally located site once occupied by a redundant office building, giving residents easy access on foot or bicycle into the town and work places.

    The prestigious annual RICS awards, sponsored by Sika Building Trust, celebrates the region’s most inspirational initiatives in the land, property and construction sectors that are having a significant positive impact on the communities they serve.

    Chair of the judging panel for the RICS Awards, West Midlands, Bryony Martin of AECOM, said:  “Orbit brought their experience of managing rental properties to create a scheme that delivers a modern interpretation of the local streetscape, high levels of customer care, a mixed community of tenants and commercial success. Quality specification choices reflect the project team’s long-term interest, including Smart technology and a four-storey feature living wall.”

    Work started on site in 2016 and took two years to complete with all apartments now fully let. The development was brought to market through a partnership between Stratford Town Trust, Orbit, ABD Developments and Robothams Architects, with Deeley Construction as design and build contractors. Fordham House is owned and managed by Orbit, with Stratford Town Trust continuing to retain the freehold.

     

    Peter Deeley, Managing Director of the Deeley Group, added: “We are thrilled to see Fordham House pick up this prestigious award. It has been a fantastic example of working in partnership with Stratford Town Trust and Orbit, to deliver a project that has brought much-needed new homes to the local community in Stratford.

    “With so many strong entries for this prize, it is testament to everyone who worked on Fordham House that it emerged as the winner.”

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  • Work under way on luxury new-build care home in Brackley

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  • Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice receives Starley Sportive fundraising boost

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  • Maybrook Retail Park project moves forward

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  • Work under way on luxury new-build care home in Brackley

    Construction work has begun on a £12m luxury care home that will create more than 100 jobs in Brackley, Northamptonshire.

    Kingsley Healthcare Group is developing the 66-bedroom nursing home, scheduled to open in the summer of 2020.

    Kingsley CEO Daya Thayan said:  “We are proud to have partnered for the first time with Deeley Construction in building this state-of-the-art home in our 20th anniversary year. We look forward to continuing the partnership on future projects.

    “As well as setting the standard for elderly care we are passionate about making a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate.

    “This home will generate well-paid jobs from senior managers and nurses to chefs, support workers, maintenance and housekeepers.”

    Muj Malik, chief investment officer for Suffolk-based Kingsley, said: “The Brackley project is part of our Vision 2025 to expand further across the country and build next generation luxury care homes.”

    The home in Turweston Road will have modern en-suite bedrooms and generous and comfortable living space.

    Luxury features will include a cinema room, library, café, hairdressing salon, quiet lounges and a conservatory.

    Outside, there will be extensive gardens with beautiful landscape architecture, including a water feature.

    Kingsley’s investment analyst Leslie Amanquah said: “The comfort and needs of residents are at the heart of our design. For example we have ensured that nurse stations and staff areas do not encroach on the living space of residents.”

    Ian Jarvis, Kingsley’s chief financial officer, said: “The Brackley project fits into our ambitious strategy to double in size over the next five years. We are planning to roll out two or three new-builds every year.”

    Steve Turner, construction director for the Deeley Group, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Kingsley Healthcare on this project which will bring much needed residential accommodation for older people in Northamptonshire, as well as some outstanding on-site facilities for residents.”

    Picture caption: Left to right – Steve Turner (Deeley Construction), Muj Malik (Kingsley Healthcare), Matt Ellis (Deeley Construction), Nick Elliott (Elliott Associates), James Turnbull (Elliott Associates), Leslie Amanquah (Kingsley Healthcare) and Gerry Pounder (GPA Limited)

     

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  • Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice receives Starley Sportive fundraising boost

    Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice in Coventry has received a fundraising boost thanks to the success of a charity bike ride which was the first event of the European City of Sport year.

    Participants in the 2019 Starley Sportive raised over £13,000 for the Ash Green-based hospice and the funds have now been handed over to support its operations.

    The sell-out event had 500 cyclists taking to the roads to raise money for the charity, which has been providing specialist care to children with life-limiting conditions in Coventry since 2011.

    The money raised is enough to provide one-on-one care for three children at the hospice for one week.

    This year’s event, organised by Coventry Road Club and supported by property company Deeley Group, saw money raised for a wide range of charities, with Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice chosen as the official charity for the day.

    Riders, who set off from the headquarters of Deeley Group on Coventry Business Park took on one of three courses – a 28.6 mile route, a 63.2 mile long-distance ride, or an epic 86.5 mile challenge.

    Edward Hudson, Business Development Manager at the Deeley Group, said: “A great deal of work went into the planning and organisation of the event by Coventry Road Club and we were happy to support them. On top of that there was all the exertions of the cyclist – so it is great to see that such a fantastic amount was raised.”

    The Starley Sportive – named after modern bicycle pioneers James and John Kemp Starley – was one of the first mass participation events celebrating the city’s 12 months as European City of Sport.

    The race was started by Lord Mayor Councillor John Blundell and BBC Coventry and Warwickshire’s Vic Minnett.

    Marc Dwyer, from Zoë’s Place, said: “This was a great all-round effort and we are really grateful to the Coventry Road Club, the Deeley Group and all the cyclists who took part. It is a great community event and the funds raised will go to fund the vital work we undertake.”

    Ian Court, Race Secretary at Coventry Road Club, said: “This is an event that can grow each year, our goal this year was to increase participation to 500 riders and it’s amazing that we hit this.

    “We are sorry some people missed out due to the event selling out but we are already making plans to be able to cater for more next year.

    “This was an event for all in every sense. We had riders of various experience taking to a bike to help a good cause and they have certainly done that.

    “Zoë’s Place does some fabulous work and hopefully this will help that continue.”

    PICTURE CAPTION: Left to right: ront – Edward Hudson (Deeley Group), Debra Lacey (Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice) and Ian Court (Coventry Road Club). Back – Kerri Price and Tracy Sutheran (Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice).

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  • Maybrook Retail Park project moves forward

    Work is underway on the next stage in the development of Maybrook Retail Park in Stratford-upon-Avon.

    Deeley Construction has started work on the fit-out scheme of the new Lidl store at the retail park which is located one mile from Stratford’s town centre.

    The firm tendered directly to the supermarket giant to secure the £1 million project and completion of the fit-out of the 21,965 sq. ft. unit is targeted for May this year.

    The project comes following the Deeley Construction’s completion of an extension to Unit 1 of the existing retail building development.

    Work began on the £2.4 million extension and refurbishment project on behalf of BMW (UK) Trustees Limited in June 2018 and was completed in February.

    It incorporated over cladding of the large steel frame unit, new shop frontages and entrances to Units 2 and 3 at the retail park.

    Martin Gallagher, Managing Director of Deeley Construction, said: “We are delighted to have secured the project to fit-out the new Lidl store at Maybrook Retail Park and continue our development of the site.

    “To have won this contract is testament to the fantastic work our team did on site in completing the initial extension.

    “It is very pleasing to be working with Lidl, a major supermarket chain, on this project.”

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